Dougall has played three games since his return from seven months out with a broken leg and the midfielder knows he has to keep playing well to be a chance for selection for Australia.

The Socceroos take on Jordan on November 14.

"I think the squad is announced next week but there is nothing formal or informal at the moment," he told The Yorkshire Post.

"I have to keep playing well for Barnsley and we will see what happens."

Barnsley are bottom of the Championship with just one win from their 14 games.

The Tykes are four points from getting out of the relegation zone and Dougall admits the club will need to battle hard for the rest of the season to have any hope of staying up.

"It is not going to be an overnight fix, we know it is going to be a grind all season," the former Brisbane Roar man said.

"In the three games I have been back, the first two of those were very encouraging performances. We didn’t quite get the three points out of them but two draws against good teams was a good step.

"Last Saturday was a little bit disappointing. But over the course of the remaining games it looks positive. And all the boys are confident that we can do enough to stay in this league."